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315 Fighter Squadron (ACC)

315 Fighter Squadron

315 Fighter Squadron

Lineage.  Constituted as 315 Fighter Squadron on 24 Jun 1942.  Activated on 6 Jul 1942.  Inactivated on 7 Nov 1945.  Activated on 9 Jan 2016. 

Assignments. 324 Fighter Group, 6 Jul 1942-7 Nov 1945.  495 Fighter Group (Active Associate), 9 Jan 2016-. 

 

Stations. Michel Field, NY, 6 Jul 1942; Philadelphia, PA, 6 Jul 1942; Grenier Field, NH, 23 Oct 1942-31 Jan 1943; El Kabrit, Egypt, 29 Mar 1943 (air echelon operated from Tunisia, 14 Apr-27 May 1943); Kairouan, Tunisia, 2 Jun 1943; El Haouaria, Tunisia, c. 18 Jun 1943; Menzel Heurr, Tunisia, 3 Oct 1943; Cercola, Italy, 27 Oct 1943; Pignataro Maggiore, Italy, 10 May 1944; Le Banca Airfield, Italy, 7 Jun 1944; Montalto Di Castro, Italy, 15 Jun 1944; Corsica, 19 Jul 1944; Le Luc, France, 22 Aug 1944; Istres, France, c. 1 Sep 1944; Amberieu, France, 6 Sep 1944; Travaux, France, 17 Sep 1944; Luneville, France, 2 Jan 1945; Stuttgart, Germany, 3 May-20 Oct 1945; Camp Shanks, NY, 6-7 Nov 1945.  Burlington IAP, VT, 9 Jan 2016-. 

 

Aircraft.  P-40, 1942-1944; P-47, 1944-1945. 

 

Operations. Combat in Mediterranean Theater of Operations and European Theater of Operations, c. 21 May 1943-8 May 1945. 

 

Service Streamers. None.

 

Campaign Streamers. World War II: Tunisia; Sicily; Naples-Foggia; Anzio; Rome-Arno; Northern France; Southern France; Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe; Air Combat; EAME Theater. 

 

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

 

Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citations: North Africa and Sicily, May-Jul 1943; Cassino, 12-14 May 1944.  French Croix de Guerre with Palm. 

 

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 22 Jan 2016.

 

Aircraft, and Operations through 7 Nov 1945.

 

Supersedes statement published in Maurer Maurer, Combat Squadrons of the Air Force, World War II (Washington, DC: USGPO, 1969), 383-384. 

 

Emblem. Approved on 17 Oct 2016.

 

Prepared by Daniel L. Haulman